All potential learners are registered at the Advice Centre which is the start of their journey at POPUP.
We start with a consultation process which helps us to establish background, goals and intent, we then assess functional literacy and numeracy levels, this gives us the information that we need to guide potential learners on the best developmental route for them to follow.
Prior to any learner entering a skills programme, learners attend a 20 day Life skills programme which consists of – Foundation for Life programme, (15 days) and the Crafting My Future programme (5 days).
Foundation for Life focusses on the restoration of the individual.
The programme equips learners with practical coping skills, and they are taught that their lives have purpose. A Christ-centred foundation is laid in their lives, resulting in changed morals and values. Learners trained at POPUP enter society as changed people who can make a difference in their communities, among family and friends and a future working environment.
Learners leave POPUP with the knowledge that their lives have a purpose and meaning and that they can have hope for a better future.
Foundation for Life
This Biblically based, Christ-centred programme is compulsory for all learners to attend before any Skills Programme at POPUP can be attended.
Continuous Personal Restoration (CPR)
POPUP also journeys with their learners from a spiritual point of view, whilst attending their respective skills programmes.
The third component of POPUP Life skills programme concludes their journey at POPUP prior to the certificate ceremony, by means of a Workplace Readiness programme.
Adult Education & Training
The AET is the foundation training for all learners that do not meet the minimum requirements to ensure they are ready for any Skills Programme.
Computer & Office Administration
Learners who complete this programme will be qualified and equipped as: secretaries, admin assistants, clerks and/or receptionists.
Early Childhood Development
This will equip you to work as an assistant at a nursery school, crèche etc. and you can also start your own day care centre.
You will learn basic principles to service guest accommodation, food preparation methods and hygiene principles in the kitchen.
POPUP’s Call Centre skills programme is a hands-on programme where learners with Grade 12 certificates are trained in basic Call Centre skills.
You will learn to cut out garment parts using a commercial pattern and source appropriate materials. As well as sewing, finishing and pressing the garments.
Home Based Care
You will learn to perform basic life support (first aid) and provide and implement primary health care as well as providing frail care etc.
Basic introduction to welding in order to equip learners to be able to weld using various techniques used by the industry.
Basic introduction to bricklaying in order to equip learners to build structures from the foundation up. Learners will build masonry superstructures using solid and hollow units.
After completion of this Skills Programme learners are issued with a 2-years forklift licence and may be employed as a Forklift Driver.
Clad Roof Trusses
Basic introduction to cladding roof trusses using a variety of techniques including tiles and corrugated iron.
Erect Roof Trusses
Basic introduction to erecting roof trusses in order to equip learners to be able to build a roof structure for any type of house.
Basic introduction to laying foundations for any household structure and laying concrete slabs.
You will learn how to install sanitary appliances and to install, test and maintain hot water supply systems. As well as installing and inspecting below ground drainage systems etc.
Basic introduction to plastering in order to equip learners to be able to plaster internal and external walls.
Basic introduction to scaffolding in order to equip learners to erect various types of access equipment.
Basic introduction to painting in order to equip learners to be able to paint various structures using a variety of techniques.
Basic introduction to tiling in order to equip learners to tile wall and floor tiles in any area of a house.
Basic introduction to glazing in order to equip learners to be able to fit windows to any type of window frame.
Basic introduction to paving that will equip learners with the skill to lay various types of paving stones in various settings.
Basic introduction to carpentry in order to equip learners to build wooden structures used in houses.
Health & Safety
Basic introduction to workplace safety as well as the prevention and treatment of workplace injury.
After the successful completion of a skills programme, POPUP learners with entrepreneurial abilities are identified for the Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) programme. These learners rely on sponsorships from individuals or corporates for a financial foundation as well as coaching and mentoring.